Originally Posted by Sfkjeld
I have been showing my wife pics of Potters on the net, in hopes of creating excitement about my pending boat purchase
. She pointed out that the sailors in the pics all look like me. This is probably not good, but probably true.
I am going to Monterey next weekend where I have been told there will be a lot of Potters gathering. I have only seen one in the flesh. Hopefully there will be no ebb chop and maybe someone can tell me what the he'll that is.
Ebb chop is something of a west coast
phenomenon. An ebb tide will be heading west, into the prevailing winds. Those winds will hold the wave crests up, creating steeper chop. This can be a huge problem for smaller, lightweight boats, some of which won't be able to motor
or sail into the wind
during a strong ebb.
There are gatherings of the Potter clan all over the left coast. I've seen them in Monterey, in Redwood City, and even up in the Delta
. You can bank on the facial hair, not that I have any problem with that. I would fit into the group perfectly were it not for the fact that my boat displaces 15 tons and thrives in ebb chop.